U.S. Mission Niamey
Vacancy Announcement Number: 2016-26
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources
POSITION: Shipping Assistant
OPENING DATE: July 15, 2016
CLOSING DATE: July 28, 2016
WORK HOURS: Full-time 40 hours/week
SALARY: Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-7
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-07
Ordinarily Resident (OR): FSN-6T
Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): FP-8T
*Final grade/step for NORs will be determined by Washington.
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS (See Appendix for definition) MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
The U.S. Mission in Niamey, Niger is seeking eligible and qualified applicant for the shipping Assistant position in the General Services Office (GSO) section.
Special Note: This position requires extensive knowledge of local customs and shipping codes, shipping companies and routes. Development level may be established depending on qualifications and experience.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
The Shipping Assistant reports directly to the Supervisory General Services Officer (S/GSO), and is responsible for managing all transport of Embassy goods including but not limited to: House Hold Effects (HHE), Unaccompanied Air Baggage (UAB), Personal Operated Vehicle (POV), medical supplies, USMC, DAO, DOD, and other special shipments by other US Government agencies. The Shipping Assistant is responsible for the management and delegation of tasks to four FSN-6 shipping agents in the General Services Office (GSO) section. Embassy tax issues/exemptions, securing exonerations, and gaining customs clearances compromises a significant portion of the job requirements.
Applicants MUST address each required qualification listed below and attach specific information supporting each item. Please see the specific directions below under “how to apply”. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in shipping logistics, Business Administration, or other relevant field or study.
2. EXPERIENCE: 5 years of logistics management supervision experience required.
3. LANGUAGE: Level IV (fluent) speaking/reading/writing English and French, Level IV (Fluent) spoken Hausa and/or Zarma. English will be tested.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good interpersonal skills, ability to prioritize large numbers of varied tasks in a timely manner, good follow-up and ability to organize and follow instructions.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of local customs processes and shipping codes as well as a general familiarity of local shipping companies and routes. These will be tested
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained on our website at http://Niamey.USEmbassy.gov or by contacting R/HRO Maureen C. Yates, 20-72-60-61 Ext. 4347.
HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.
HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:
(1) AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
(2) AEFM / USEFM
(3) FS on LWOP**
* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of the most recent Member Copy Four (4) of the DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and, if applicable, a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. If claiming conditional eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference, applicants must submit proof of conditional eligibility. If the written documentation confirming eligibility is not received in the HR office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement, the U.S. Veterans’ preference will not be considered in the application process. Mission HR’s decision on eligibility for U.S. Veterans’ preference after reviewing all required documentation is final.
** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
1. Management may consider any of the following when determining successful candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of interest, budget, and residency status.
2. Current OR employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply. Current OR employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report (EPR) are not eligible to apply.
3. Current NOR employees hired on a Family Member Appointment (FMA) or a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) are not eligible to apply within the first 90 calendar days of their employment, unless they have a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
4. The candidate must be able to obtain and hold the following: non-sensitive security clearance.
5. Candidates who are EFMs, USEFMs, AEFMs, or MOHs must have at least one year remaining on their sponsor’s tour of duty to be considered eligible to apply for this position.